Distance
2.89 km
Ascent
111 m
Descent
119 m
Peak
328 m
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
<1 hr
Enger Trail - Duluth Traverse

Enger Trail - Duluth Traverse

Overview

This fast, rocky trail flows along high on the ridge overlooking the harbor, making a great section of Duluth Traverse.

Closed when wet or muddy and during spring thaw. The clay soil is very susceptible to damage. Check COGGS' website for current conditions and closure information. 

Terrain

Wide trail with lots of fun berms and rollers. Little to no exposure. However, there are some sections of bedrock and some pretty significant climbs, so best for slightly experienced kids.

Access

From the southeast side of Duluth's Twin Ponds (small city park), the start of this section intersects Skyline Parkway (paved road) and descends into the singletrack.

More details

The first (eastern) half of this segment is downhill westbound from Twin Ponds. In general, you will be making your way down around the knob of rock with the harbor on your left and Enger Tower on your right (way up there). This section has some very fast sections, great berms and rollers to jump and pump. The trail surface is a mix of hardpack, gravel, and bedrock here, so pay attention!

After the halfway point, the trail climbs in camel-back fashion up to Skyline Parkway. The initial portion of the climb has a number of switchbacks then straightens out as you skirt the southern edge of a golf course driving range. After passing the driving range, there is a bit of a descent before the climbing switchbacks resume. Start thinking of the fun you will have while whipping through these tight berms and the way back!

At the far west end, the trail comes out onto Skyline Parkway (paved road). To continue the Duluth Traverse westbound, stay on the left side sidewalk of Skyline Parkway across the bridge over US Hwy 53. Go straight across N24th Avenue, and turn left, dropping off the sidewalk onto the Miller Creek - Duluth Traverse singletrack along the creek.

 

Some of the information on this page is sourced from:

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7008058/enger-trail-duluth-traverse

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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